Tag Archives: Submissions

Incandescent Zine

I was thrilled to hear from the editors at Incandescent Zine that the response from Lenscratch readers was tremendous and they had submissions from all over the world. Yeah, film shooters! The new issue is complete, but because this publication is a true labor of love, as you will see in the video below, the editors need to raise funds to purchase equipment and have started a Kickstarter campaign. They have already reached their goal, but would love more support to make sure the publication continues. The first issue is only available through Kickstarter, so get your copy now!

Announcing the 2011 Portfolio Prize Finalists

Copyright by artist, clockwise from top-left: Sarah Palmer, Louie Palu, Lisa Lindvay, Andrew McConnell, Thibault Brunet

Thanks to all the photographers who took part in our annual Aperture Portfolio Prize contest this past year. Judges have gone through the submissions and after much deliberation, we’re pleased to announce the five finalists:

Lisa Lindvay

Andrew McConnell

Sarah Palmer

Louie Palu

Thibault Brunet

For almost a decade now, our contest has helped to identify trends in contemporary photography and bring the work of innovative and emerging artists to a wider audience.  This year, first prize is $3000 and an exhibition at Aperture Foundation.

Check back with us in the coming weeks as we get ready to announce the winner via email newsletter and our website and showcase their work. Don’t forget to check out the winning images from years past here. And remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about submitting for next year’s prize.

 

 

Show Bruce Davidson Your Subway Photographs!

© Bruce Davidson/Aperture Foundation

Accompanying the re-release of Bruce Davidson‘s classic book Subway, NPR’s WNYC has organized a project that will make your commute a little more interesting. The Brian Lehrer Show is asking listeners to submit their most iconic subway shots to feature online and on-air, and to be seen by legendary photography Bruce Davidson. So whether you take the Tube or the T, be sure to send in your interpretations of the teeming, vibrant, transportation systems that criss-cross our urban environments.

You can submit your subway photographs here. You can also see a gallery of submissions here.

Deadline for submission is 11:59pm on Sunday, October 16th.

Need some inspiration? Check out the new edition of Bruce Davidson’s Subway. Or head over to Aperture Gallery & Bookstore to see Bruce Davidson: Subway, an exhibition of the striking color photographs. Aperture will also be hosting a very special Artist Talk & Book Signing with Bruce Davidson later this month.

Exhibition on view:
Monday, October 3–Saturday, October 29, 2011
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artist Talk & Book Signing:
Wednesday, September 26, 2011
8:30 pm

Aperture Bookstore & Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York 10001
Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

What Matters Now? Exhibition

Hosts: Fred Ritchin, Deborah Willis, Stephen Mayes, Melissa Harris (Wafaa Bilal, not pictured)

Aperture’s inside-out  exhibition in-progress What Matters Now? opened in its final form last Saturday night. The five Hosts: Wafaa Bilal, Melissa Harris, Stephen Mayes, Deborah Willis and Fred Ritchin, had two weeks to transform the blank walls of their areas into Proposals for a New Front Page. Their collaborative efforts yielded thought-provoking, outrage-inducing and even hopeful statements about the current state of media and photography. In addition to discussions led by the Hosts, public involvement truly made the exhibition a community effort. The Public wall currently exhibits over one hundred submissions from people worldwide, and those that could not attend the Aperture Gallery space for events and lectures joined the conversation through Twitter, Facebook and the website. The unusual form of  the What Matters Now? exhibition was an experiment on Aperture’s part, but one that produced fascinating results. Using Aperture Gallery as a meeting hub, the goal of the exhibition was to start a conversation about what we are looking at, as a society, and why. The weeks’ events and Saturday’s well-attended opening demonstrates that many are concerned with issues regarding the media: particularly trust, engagement and active readership. Fred Ritchin, the creator of What Matters Now?, even plans to continue working on creating a new way of reading, collecting disseminating information.

Although the hosts are no longer adding to their walls, the Public Wall will continue to grow. You can submit images and text online here until Thursday, September 22, 2011.

What Matters Now?: Proposals for a New Front Page
through Saturday, September 24, 2011
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York

What Matters Now? Website Now Live! VISIT. SUBMIT. PARTICIPATE.

What Matters Now? is now online and open for use! We encourage you to use the project’s website to submit your ideas, see the schedule, and learn more about the hosts and participants. For the duration of the exhibition in progress, the website will be constantly updated to reflect the physical changes in the gallery space, along with nterviews, photographs and and texts from the wide variety of participants. Most importantly, your submissions will be posted daily for thought and discussion.

About What Matters Now?

Submit your ideas

See the schedule

Learn more about the Hosts and Participants

What Matters Now? Website Now Live! VISIT. SUBMIT. PARTICIPATE.

What Matters Now? is now online and open for use! We encourage you to use the project’s website to submit your ideas, see the schedule, and learn more about the hosts and participants. For the duration of the exhibition in progress, the website will be constantly updated to reflect the physical changes in the gallery space, along with nterviews, photographs and and texts from the wide variety of participants. Most importantly, your submissions will be posted daily for thought and discussion.

About What Matters Now?

Submit your ideas

See the schedule

Learn more about the Hosts and Participants

Submissions for Aphotostudent are Always Welcome

If you’re a photographer with a new body of work to show or if you’re a photography fan who has a new photo crush, you’re always welcome to submit it for posting on Aphotostudent. The majority of the posts on here for the past two years have showcased the work of world-renowned photographers. I’d like to devote more time to showcasing new work from emerging artists, but I need your help to do it.

Photo For The Week: Yamaguchi-san Peeling Chestnuts, 2008. James Luckett

Ways to reach me:

1: Feel free to email me at [email protected] but please write “aphotostudent submission” or something similar in the subject line so I don’t confuse it with the many requests for help I receive from Nigerian Royalty with millions of dollars stuck in limbo.

Please include a little bit about yourself and the body of work in the email. A bit of context always helps.

or

2: Head over to my Facebook page and post a comment on the most recent call for work.

Pretty simple!

Thank you in advance for any submissions you send. And, my apologies if I don’t reply to your submission right away. Sometimes emails stack up. It’s nothing personal.

I look forward to seeing lots of amazing work! – James Pomerantz

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Call for Entries: Aperture Portfolio Prize

Aperture is now accepting submissions to the 2011 Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition and the best way to share your work with Aperture’s editorial staff.

First prize:
-$3,000
-Online portfolio showcase
-Exhibition at Aperture Gallery & Bookstore

Deadline: Wednesday, July 13

Find all the details here.

See the 2010 winners here.